Former Leeds United player James Milner has been appointed the Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.
He took part in a training session and Q&A at Leeds Trinity University today.
If you have primary school age children you will no doubt be aware that the SATs exams begin this week.
But new data has revealed that more than half of children in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have admitted that they fear not getting a level 4 grade will affect their futures, prompting concerns about the stress on youngsters. Peter Bearne reports.
Children as young as 10 are smoking cigarettes, gorging on junk food and drinking energy drinks to prepare for their exams, research found.Read the full story ›
Thousands of children across our region will take their SAT examinations this week.
As the exams begin, a new report has said that over half of the year six pupils are feeling the pressure from teachers and worry that poor results will adversely affect their future.
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A school in Lincolnshire is to get new bollards in the shape of children - to try to make drivers slow down.Read the full story ›
Huddersfield University has been ranked fifth best in the world in a international students survey.Read the full story ›
Schoolchildren could face disruption before the end of the year after teachers voted for a post-election ballot on national strikes over education funding cuts. Delegates at the National Union of Teachers annual conference in Harrogate backed a resolution effectively giving the next government a six-month deadline to come up with a fresh plan to protect school spending, or face industrial action, including walkouts.
They warned that the looming funding cuts currently faced by schools and colleges will damage pupils' education, lead to job losses and hit teachers' pay, pensions and workload.
Caffeine and energy drinks should be classed as "legal highs" which negatively impact pupils' behaviour in schools, a teaching union warns.Read the full story ›
A team of British soldiers are being put through their paces by sport scientists at Leeds Beckett University as they prepare to attempt to climb the North Face of Everest.
A team of six regular and reserves serving soldiers, along with their team medic, will depart from the UK in April to attempt the feat.
As part of their preparations for the conditions that they will face, they are taking part in a research study led by Leeds Beckett PhD student, Mark Cooke, and supervised by Dr John O'Hara, Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology, and Visiting Professor Lt. Col. David Woods.
The University experts are putting the team through a pre-acclimation protocol, allowing the expedition team to experience and acclimatise to the physiological challenges of climbing at a high altitude.
The aim of the research is to enhance the likelihood of the team reaching the top of Mount Everest.
"At high altitude, pulmonary diffusion and oxygen transportation are limited, meaning the body is in a state of oxygen deficiency.
"The body tries to compensate for this, and through acclimatisation, this situation can be improved.
"However, at extreme altitudes such as on Mount Everest, the body cannot completely compensate, which makes such a challenge very hard and potentially life threatening.
"Therefore, we hope that this training prior to the expedition will help them acclimatise more effectively whilst on the mountain and enhance their performance.
" In conjunction with outdoor activity specialists Carnegie Great Outdoors, we have a strong history of working with military expeditions in preparing for such challenges and feel strongly that this research will assist them in summiting Mount Everest."
During the training, the Army team are spending prolonged periods of time each day in the University's environmental chamber, which simulates high altitude conditions through the manipulation of the fraction of inspired oxygen at sea level.
The scientists will be testing the team both before and after the training to measure effectiveness of the pre-acclimation protocol, as well as assessing the effectiveness of the training on the expedition.